Despite the continuing cold weather that belies the calendar, March will end soon. My quilting endeavors have focused on getting projects done, though a small new project assembled itself on my design wall.
The quilting on Curves Ahead is done, and I’m dithering about the binding fabric.
Then, since my sewing machine was freed up from serpentine stitch tyranny, I had to start playing with a jelly roll of Caryl Bryer Fallert’s gradations fabric. My original idea was to run two different gradations in opposite directions. It may have been the colors I chose, but that effect looked awful. Since I had a bunch of 2.5 inch squares cut I started playing and came up with this.
I think it has a passing resemblance to the work of Scottish artist and architect Charles Rennie Macintosh.
I might adapt one of his designs for the quilting, using curves to offset all those straight lines.
I mounted the silk organza class exercise on a larger quilted base and framed it with yarn made with silk sari material. Finally, I finished the edge with three rounds of zigzag. It’s strange that the transparency doesn’t show well in photos.